“where does it imply anyone is more important than anyone else when it comes to nationality. the suit is about a misguided state criminal provision that punishes say US citizen date or a US citizen priest from giving water or bread to someone they dont know the immigration status. that is all.”
Oct 26, 2012 at 13:32:20
“It used to be like that. Anyone without documents that left could apply for a visa outside the US and the US could determine if that return was in the interest of the country. However, the law was changed in 1996 to bar anyone here without papers once they left and attempted to return . A little correction, not everyone has to apply for a visa to come to the US, it depends on nationality. Also underage kids can't apply, their legal guardians can, so in fact there are many foreigners legal in the US who never apply for a single immigration document.”
Ed Baker on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:05:00
“It is the mandate to the child's guardian to make sure his immigration status is correct, his troubles are what his parents have created for him.”
“3 daugters died in a fire, just imagine how much pain he suffered.
then to be in death row for something he didnt do. How in the world did this happened.
I probably wouldnt have endured, I wouldve finish myself before the state.
dniemi on May 19, 2012 at 12:47:17
“I suggest reading the New Yorker article about Cameron Todd Willingham. I read it awhile and it probably brought me to tears.”
“completely true. it's vascular but not the brain, it is a muscle it pulses up and down but it is not the heart. Answer: it is the best invention that nature has ever created, as any 28 year man like myself can attest to.”
floridem on Apr 20, 2012 at 00:10:34
“Viagra? Oh, you said 28 year-old, not 58 year old!”
“The separation of church and state doesnt exclude people of faith from the public square, on the contrary it insures that people of all faith or of no faith at all are equaly represented.”
SteveFromEuless on Feb 26, 2012 at 16:53:01
We all bring our ideals, our faith and experiences in life to the public square (and the "political marketplace"). This is a good thing.
When someone wants to co-opt the marketplace of ideas and law, and make it THEIR church, they've stepped over the line.
The First Amendment protects us all FROM religion as much as it protects the religious institutions.
The Declaration of Independence does not start out with "We the Church" (or "We the Corporations").
"We the People" must stay vigilant.”
Mama62 on Feb 26, 2012 at 16:52:29
“.......and equally qualified to run for public office. But Ricky doesn't even like other Christians, much less someone of other faiths or no faith. He completely misses the point and makes me want to throw up at the thought of him being in charge. Guess this is why he couldn't get elected in his own state where people had gotten to know him..”
“wow. you really dont see the difference and actually see hypocrasy!
the clerck in NY continued to marry man and women and refused to marry only a group of couples amounting to blantant discrimination. Discrimination requires that you discriminate, differentiate, if all are treated the same then by definition there is no discrimination.
Judge Parker marries NO ONE as a protest to that same discrimination and by logic treats all the same.
Until you see marriage equality for what it is, having couples be treated the same, having the same rights then until then you really will never understand.”
“CO2 is useless but not toxic like CO. His fresh oxygen must've come from oxygen in the air that diffused through the snow, to his luck the rate of O2 diffusion was at least as fast as his rate of O2 consumption probably because of his hibernation state”
“I see where you are comming from.
But a quick lesson (not meant to insult) on the first amendment: Congress shall make no law abrigding the freedom of speach and of the press. the supreme court has interpreted congress to mean any legislative body with the power of making laws. The first amendment doesnt preclude private people, corporations and individuals, from infringing on others free speech if they have the power to do so. Employeers may fire employee for what they say and the goverment may dismiss employees, may fire public employees for speech but it cant punish an individual for speech it doesn t like with criminal or civil penalties.”